Favorite family dinners
I cook for my wife and three kids most of our meals. I keep a "menu rotation" so we don't easily get tired of any one dish.
Here are the top ten family favorites. These are the dishes that when I say "I'm cooking X tonight," my kids go "Yay!"
1. Peruvian Lomo Saltado
Sliced sirloin steak stir-fried with red onion, tomato, and aji amarillo, served on a bed of french fries with rice.
2. Taiwanese-style fried chicken
Chicken thighs marinated with five-spice and soy sauce, coated in sweet potato starch and fried, then finally dusted with marinated pepper salt.
3. Hawaiian Pizza
Pizza topped with pasta sauce, pineapple chunks, bits of sausage, and mozzarella.
4. Sesame chicken
Chopped chicken thighs coated in potato starch and fried in peanut oil, then covered with sesame garlic sauce and served with rice.
5. Pizza pockets
Pizza dough stuffed with spinach, mozzarella, and pepperoni bits, closed up and baked. Similar to a calzone.
Beef tacos with hard and soft tortillas, topped with lettuce, salsa, cheese, and sour cream.
7. Ramen Stir Fry
Ramen noodles stir-fried with chicken and bell peppers.
8. Chicken Biryani
Chicken and Basmati rice heavily spiced with garam masala and other herbs and spices.
9. Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup
Cannellini beans and escarole (or Tuscan kale) in a chicken broth soup flavored with pancetta.
10. Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Casserole
Zucchini, garlic, parmesan, and cheese topped with panko bread crumbs and baked to perfection.